'The Battle Of Confixington And Concord'

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Lexington and Concord was also known as "the shot heard around the world." The battle started on April 19, 1775; the British troops were sent to confiscate colonial weapons, After searching Concord for about four hours, the British prepared to return to Boston located 18 miles away. By that time, almost 2,000 militiamen who were known as minutemen for their ability to be ready on a moment’s notice, had descended to the area, and more were constantly arriving. At first, the minutemen simply followed the British column. Fighting started again soon after, however with the minutemen firing at the British from behind trees, stone walls, houses and sheds. Before long, British troops were abandoning weapons, clothing and equipment in order to retreat

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